Project Engineer

Location
Townsville, Australia
Posted
11 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2019
Ref
16934
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Position Overview

The Project Engineer works within the Cyclone Testing Station (CTS) which is a self-funded research and consulting organisation within the College of Science and Engineering. The incumbent is responsible for liaising with clients, designing and supervising load test programs on building products, liaising with technical staff to ensure engineering best practice for test programs, interpreting and anaylsing results and writing test reports. The incumbent also conducts and assists with wind tunnel projects and wind engineering research projects including field deployments for severe wind events as required to help the community minimise the loss and suffering caused by cyclones and other high wind events.

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

The Office of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies provides collaborative leadership with the Colleges and ensures that the Colleges are able to deliver the core business of learning and teaching, research and engagement and contribute effectively to the strategic agenda. The Division office drives the strategic objectives of the Division and services a proportion of College administrative operations.

The Colleges of the Division include:

  • Business, Law and Governance
  • Arts, Society and Education
  • Science and Engineering

College of Science and Engineering

As part of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, the College of Science and Engineering promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Engineering, Environmental Management, Geoscience, Information Technology, Marine Biology and Aquaculture, Physical Sciences and Zoology and Ecology.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College of Science and Engineering

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Design test programs for building products to comply with the relevant standards, design criteria, boundary conditions of test apparatus and Australian Standards to assist in the development of effective building practices.
  2. Conduct, analyse and interpret results from test programs as well as writing test reports for external clients to address their material testing requirements in consultation with the Senior Engineer.
  3. Develop and maintain effective relationships with both prospective and existing clients via phone, in-person and email in support of the Senior Engineer.
  4. Proactively liaise and collaborate with other employees within the team to complete allocated tests by assisting with their work functions in support of CTS strategic intent.
  5. Conduct and assist in research work that includes wind damage investigations to extend the learning and knowledge within the field of severe weather to help minimise the loss and suffering caused by cyclones and other high wind events for the community and industry.
  6. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  8. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.

Descriptors

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.

Your specific level descriptor can be found at:

Level 5

Generic Accountabilities

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.

  1. The Project Engineer is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Project Engineer is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The Project Engineer is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.

Special Conditions

  • It is a requirement of this position to hold a current ‘C’ class manual drivers licence.

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.

Essential

  1. Degree qualification in Civil, Structural or Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education;
  2. Demonstrated well-developed written and oral communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills with the ability to communicate appropriately, effectively and confidentially with a range of stakeholders and in public forums;
  3. A track record of well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to work under minimum supervision and respond to competing priorities;
  4. Demonstrated computer and technology literacy, with skills in a range of computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe;
  5. Knowledge of Australian Standards relevant to the building industry;
  6. Knowledge of structural analysis packages and Computer Aided Drawing packages.

Desirable

  1. Experience in preparation and fabrication of test samples.
  2. Knowledge of building construction techniques, particularly housing.
  3. Exposure to computational data analysis techniques and/or computer programming languages.